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Week 1 vs. ARI
Receiving: 4 / 15 / 0 on 5 targets
Fells displayed nice hands and was reliable for Bradford, but
the tight end didn't seem to be featured much in this offense and is
low on the list for Bradford's reads.
Week 2 vs. OAK
Receiving: 1 / 36 / 0 on 2 targets
Fells made a great play to bring in his lone catch of the game on a softly thrown lob-type pass from Bradford. Fells got one hand on it and brought it in while maintaining his stride and gaining a nice chunk of yardage to set up the drive that led to the missed field goal. Fells' stature, style, and even uniform number dictates that he's more a blocking tight end than a pass-catching weapon.
Week 3 vs. WAS
Receiving: 3 / 22 / 1 on 4 targets
Fells was 1 of 2 tight ends the Rams used in the passing game. His touchdown came on a pass to the back corner of the end zone where the defender left him open. He was used as the all-purpose TE whereas Onobun was used as a more of a Dallas Clark type TE.
Week 4 vs. SEA
Receiving: 3 / 35 / 0 on 4 targets
Fells was in synch with Sam Bradford on a rollout catch and he is proving to be a viable receiver because of Bradford's command of the offense and accuracy, although he'll give some targets away to rookie Michael Hoomanawanui when he returns.
Week 5 vs. DET
Receiving: 3 / 32 / 0 on 6 targets
Daniel Fells was targeted by Bradford in the red zone, but the LB in coverage did a nice job of trailing the TE. Fells fumbled late in the game also, although any chance of a comeback was well out of reach by that time. At the end of the second quarter, Fells made a nice catch and rumbled through the defense like a bull in a china shop, but lacked the awareness to go down when he got into field goal range for the Rams and allow the Rams to call their final time out.
Week 6 vs. SD
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 2 targets
Fells was only involved on one pass play, converting a third down by hauling in a pass on a crossing pattern early on.
Week 8 vs. CAR
Receiving: 4 / 35 / 1 on 7 targets
Fells served as a chain mover for this game for Bradford, catching short passes and screens for 5-8 yards per clip. Fells got into the endzone on a nice pass in stride from Bradford to essentially ice the game for the Rams. Fells and Hoomanawanui make a nice tandem for the Rams at the tight end position.
Week 13 vs. ARI
Receiving: 3 / 18 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniel Fells served as an outlet receiver for Bradford and his best action came on a tight end screen pass for a 9 yard gain.
Week 14 vs. NO
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 3 targets
Fells had three catches on the day Sunday for 26 yards. He also contributed in the rushing game through several great blocks to help spring Steven Jackson on a few plays.
Week 15 vs. KC
Receiving: 4 / 47 / 0 on 8 targets
Fells seemed to be on the same page as Bradford all day and had one of the longest catches of the day in garbage time. He could have a bigger game if Bradford and the Rams offense gets on track vs. the 49ers.
Week 16 vs. SF
Receiving: 3 / 28 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniel Fells only caught three passes in this game and in keeping with the rather conservative Rams game plan, they were short, safe receptions mainly on shallow crossing routes, hitch routes, quick outs and so on. Fells is a decent talent, but any sort of threat from the tight end position was severely affected by the loss of Illinois Mike.
Week 17 vs. SEA
Receiving: 3 / 39 / 0 on 5 targets
With injuries to the Rams other TE's this week Fells was leaned on a bit to make a contribution. He snatched up a few balls over the middle on short and medium range routes. Like the other Rams receivers this week he was also plagued with a big dropped pass over the middle in the 4th quarter in a key situation.